Nantes have confirmed the sale of defender Papy Djilobodji to Premier League champions Chelsea
The 26-year-old has penned a four-year contract at Stamford Bridge, costing the Blues around £2.7m.
— FC Nantes (@FCNantes) September 1, 2015
It has been claimed that Djilobodji, who only had one year left on his contract with the French club, was offered to and rejected by West Bromwich Albion and Queens Park Rangers last week.
But Jose Mourinho seems to think that the Senegalese international is good enough to bolster a defence which has conceded nine goals in their opening four games of the season.
The Londoners had been chasing Everton defender John Stones for much of the summer, but the Toffees knocked back three offers, the last of which worth £33m, for the England international.
Djilobodji, who has made 183 appearances in five seasons at Nantes, is a cut-price alternative and is expected to only serve as back-up to John Terry, Gary Cahill and Kurt Zouma.
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